Neonatology United States referrals

Why we measure it - Research shows that physicians and hospitals that treat a large number of patients tend to provide better care and have improved outcomes for treatments and procedures.


What this means - As the reputation of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin continues to expand nationally, many families from outside of Wisconsin are seeking the expertise of our Neonatology team for newborn care.

About the data - The map shows the states that our Neonatology patients traveled from in 2013.

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How we provide the best care

  • Through our Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin, we can diagnose most birth defects and other health concerns in unborn babies. This program offers counseling and coordinates medical care for mother and baby. Early detection improves survival rates and allows time to determine appropriate care after birth.
  • The Froedtert & Medical College Birth Center is housed inside Children's Hospital. This arrangement allows fragile newborns to be taken into surgery immediately after birth and also keeps the mother and baby together. Family members also enjoy the convenience of driving to one hospital location instead of two different medical centers for visitation.
  • We have a highly specialized Children's Transport Team available 24 hours a day to stabilize and transport seriously sick and injured infants and children to our center. Close to 1,500 transports are provided each year.
  • Children's Hospital has the only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the state to host the March of Dimes Family Support Program, which provides information and comfort to families of premature and other critically ill newborns. It addresses the needs of patients and families throughout the newborn's hospitalization, transition home and in the event of an infant's death.

Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin has the only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the state, the highest level acknowledged by the American Academy of Pediatrics, capable of caring for any newborn regardless of diagnosis.

Family accommodations

Families traveling from long distances are encouraged to use our Access Center to make travel arrangements and schedule appointments. Local hotel chains on our referral list offer lodging discounts for families staying with us.